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Loos, Anita, 1888-1981



  • Existence: 1888 - 1981


Corinne Anita Loos (April 26, 1888[1][2] – August 18, 1981) was an American actress, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. In 1912, she became the first female staff screenwriter in Hollywood, when D. W. Griffith put her on the payroll at Triangle Film Corporation. She is best known for her 1925 comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her 1951 Broadway adaptation of Colette's novella Gigi.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Anita Loos papers

Identifier: MS-1092
Date(s): 1915 to 1979

Anita Loos (1888-1981,) playwright. Contains playscripts for "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Gentleman Marry Brunettes". Also includes letters from H.L. Mencken and Loos.

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" stage production collection

Identifier: MS-1465
Date(s): 1948 to 1952
Content Description The collection contains first draft and final script for the stage play of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." The first draft belonged to Director John C. Wilson and the final draft to composer Jule Styles. The scipts were based on the book by Anita Loos. Additional materials include telegrams and notes offering luck and congratulations on several productions of the play to and from Director Wilson, extensive financial statements issued by J.H. Cohn & Co. concerning the production and Playbills...
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